DM Slide

What is a DM slide?

Direct message to a crush

A DM slide is a direct message (DM) sent to a crush on a social platform, such as Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. The DM is a sly way to privately message a person instead of via a user's public profile.

Since DMs are private messages (PM), people often use the DM feature to communicate with others about a sensitive matter. In the case of most DM slides, they are messages where users shoot their shots.

Typically, people who just met are the ones to perform a DM slide. However, people who are friends with someone but are also too nervous to ask their friend out may do a DM slide.

As a heads up, you cannot [slide into a user's DMS|slideintoyour_dms] without being mutuals with them (following each other). Also, if the recipient does not reciprocate your feelings, they may label you as a creeper.

Example

"I can't believe Lawrence's DM slide was successful. He got a date this Saturday."

A slick DM slide

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Last Updated: November 17, 2021

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